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104 STAT. 4766 PUBLIC LAW 101-646—NOV. 29, 1990 "(e) MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING. —Within six months of the date of enactment of this Act, the Director and the Under Secretary shall develop a memorandum of understanding that describes the role of each in jointly carrying out this subtitle. " (f) COORDINATION. —Each Task Force member shall coordinate any action to carry out this subtitle with any such action by other members of the Teisk Force, and regional, State and local entities. 16 USC 4722. "SEC. 1202. AQUATIC NUISANCE SPECIES PROGRAM. "(a) IN GENERAL.—The Teisk Force shall develop and implement a program for waters of the United States to prevent introduction and dispersal of aquatic nuisance species; to monitor, control and study such species; and to disseminate related information. "(b) CONTENT.— The program developed under subsection (a) shall— "(1) identify the goals, priorities, and approaches for aquatic nuisance species prevention, monitoring, control, education and research to be conducted or funded by the Federal Government; "(2) describe the specific prevention, monitoring, control, education and research activities to be conducted by each Task Force member; "(3) coordinate aquatic nuisance species programs and activities of Task Force members and affected State agencies; "(4) describe the role of each Task Force member in implementing the elements of the program as set forth in this subtitle; "(5) include recommendations for funding to implement elements of the program; and "(6) develop a demonstration program of prevention, monitoring, control, education and research for the zebra mussel, to be implemented in the Great Lakes and any other waters infested, or likely to become infested in the near future, by the zebra mussel. "(c) PREVENTION.— "(1) IN GENERAL.—The Task Force shall establish and implement measures, within the program developed under subsection (a), to minimize the risk of introduction of aquatic nuisance species to waters of the United States, including— "(A) identification of pathways by which aquatic organisms are introduced to waters of the United States; "(B) assessment of the risk that an aquatic organism carried by an identified pathway may become an aquatic nuisance species; and "(C) evaluation of whether measures to prevent introduce tions of aquatic nuisance species are effective and environmentally sound. Inter- "(2) IMPLEMENTATION.— Whenever the Task Force determines relSioS^'^ that there is a substantial risk of unintentional introduction of an aquatic nuisance species by an identified pathway and that the adverse consequences of such an introduction are likely to be substantial, the Task Force shall, acting through the appropriate Federal agency, and after an opportunity for public comment, carry out cooperative, environmentally sound efforts with regional. State and local entities to minimize the risk of such an introduction.